A Chowder of Cats Among the Vines in the Barossa Valley



You might well ask what a "clowder" of cats is, well I asked my friend "Google" and found the answer, and so I have to confess that I had no idea what a collection of cats was called, but as you read further all will be revealed.

Chain of Ponds

The vines in the Barossa often have these beautiful roses planted at the end of the rows

Well, we are On the Road Again, just for a day trip and met up with other "Cat" owners at 8.45 am and headed for the Barossa Valley about 70 km from our home in Tea Tree Gully, South Australia.

We are lucky today that the weather is a beautiful sunny day, temperature is about 23 C degrees, just purrfect really.
Chain of Ponds

After a short drive up through Chain of Ponds, we passed through the pretty towns of  Kersbrook, then Williamstown and Lyndoch, with vineyards on either side of the road, and at this time of the year the vines are in full leaf and I couldn't resist taking a photo or two  as I looked across the perfect rows of vines.

We arrived at Tanunda and after turning off the main road we entered  Carl Lindner Wines.

You will have guessed by now that these cats
are the four wheeled ones,  maybe not soft and fluffy,
but I would be very happy to own one or two of them.


Carl invited us into his glass walled office, which gives him the PURRfect view of his pets, in a huge shed full of "Cats" and what a clowder it was. 

We were able to wander around and get up close to these beautiful machines, including one, in photo above,  which we were told was the oldest in the world.  Just a little bit of restoration required on this one!

Of course the Cats I am referring to are Jaguars.                       


I thought this line up of the four wheeled cats in the background and  the Harley in the foreground made a PURRfect picture ( I can't seem to get the PURR out of my mind today).

Not a Jaguar bur is a rare Lincoln Zephyr V12

We had a great day out with our Clowder of Cats and all of them purred the way home. 
And now its time to put them to bed until the next adventure,  or until we can get another bank loan for  the fuel as they are thirsty, these beautiful big cats!
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